This blog purpose is to share my success and failures in gardening in a tropic. I have no particular liking to any plant/ flower but once it caught my attention there is no other way for me but to have it. Since I’ve all the local plant that i fancy, now i cast my eyes far away, temperate flower/plant. Hence the existence of My Experimental Garden Blog. Hope you enjoy my blog.
It is hard to look after sick family member, a small
daughter, holding 8-5 job, being sick frequently and doing a landscape in my
new house. I neglected the blog since it is the easiest, i simply do not have
enough time and energy or willpower to keep blogging. So far the only things
that i achieve are growing gladiolus, fruit trees and Japanese moss because
they are easiest to grow even when neglected
Gladiolus bulbs were sourced from Netherland, courtesy of my
good friend Peter. This year he send me many mixed bulbs and a few packet of
bulbs in spectrum of colour: Indian summer is red hue flowers; sunshine partner
is blue (range from light to dark blue etc) and many other combination.
I buried the bulbs in early June, 2 months later i am
blessed by their beautiful flowers.
I love fragrant flower, i always have a few varieties in my
garden since i start gardening at the age of 7. Over the years i keep adding to
my collection. This night jasmine has been residing in my garden for over 5
years. It is next to the tap and love the overflow water that soak the root
whenever i turn on the tap, and it thanks me by giving out profusion of
flower.It has sweet fragrant which can
be smell after dark between 8 to 9 pm. Its flowers are unique and look like
crystal chandelier .This is a vigorous grower that needs to be pruned every 2
months and easily rooted from cuttings. I’m planning to grow and turn it into a
hedge in my new house.